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Identify Two Words in a Compound Words

In this worksheet, students will identify the words within a compound word and state the compound word made by separate words. It will develop students' vocabulary and problem solving skills.

'Identify Two Words in a Compound Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

What do we have here word detective?  

Can you help us solve this challenge?


 

What do the words below have in common?

 

        teapot                            popcorn                         bedroom

                 teapot                                            popcorn                                      bedroom


 

They are all made up of two smaller words!

These words are called compound words and are made when smaller words join together to make a longer word.

tea + pot = teapot

pop corn = popcorn

bed + room = bedroom


 

Can you be a superhero (compound word alert!) and identify the compound words from the pictures below?


 

footprint                                      armchair


 

Many compound words begin with the word some.

some + thing = something

some + one = someone

some + where = somewhere


 

Can you think of any other compound words beginning with some?

 


 

In this activity, you will need to be a superstar spotter and find two words that join together to make a longer word.

Let's get started!

Ready to start, word detective?

 

Type in the compound word shown by the image below.

cowboy

Type in the compound word shown by the picture.

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

Which compound word is made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.

 

Type in the compound word shown by the two words below.

The words are shown as images.

 

Type in the compound word made from the two words below.

The words are shown as images.

 

Which of the following words can be placed after the word rain to create a compound word?

 

wet

drop

now

coat

Which of the following words can you add after the word over to make a compound word?​

fill

now

excited

desk

Which of the following words can you add after the word down to make a compound word? 

grade

load

pass

day

What super word spotting!

This is the final challenge!

 

Which of the following words can you add after the word down to make a compound word?

 

stairs

ground

fall

job

  • Question 1

Ready to start, word detective?

 

Type in the compound word shown by the image below.

cowboy

CORRECT ANSWER
Cowboy
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is cowboy. Cow + boy = cowboy. Excellent detecting skills!
  • Question 2

Type in the compound word shown by the picture.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lipstick
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is lipstick, which is made from the words lip and stick. It is literally exactly what it sounds like - a stick for your lips!
  • Question 3

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Jellyfish
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is jellyfish. Jelly + fish = jellyfish. You're doing a grand job, word detective.
  • Question 4

Which compound word is made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Jellyfish
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one - it's the same as the previous question! The pictures are of a jelly and a fish and when we put them together it makes the compound word, jellyfish.
  • Question 5

Type in the compound word shown by the two words below.

The words are shown as images.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Greenhouse
EDDIE SAYS
The pictures show the colour green and a house. Stick those together and we get the compound word, greenhouse.
  • Question 6

Type in the compound word made from the two words below.

The words are shown as images.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Earthworm
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is earthworm, formed from the words earth and worm. The first picture could also be the world but that wouldn't make a compound word - the word 'worldworm' is not a real word unfortunately!
  • Question 7

Which of the following words can be placed after the word rain to create a compound word?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
drop
coat
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are drop and coat. Rain + drop = raindrop Rain + coat = raincoat The other two options won't make proper words since 'rainwet' and 'rainnow' are nonsense words!
  • Question 8

Which of the following words can you add after the word over to make a compound word?​

CORRECT ANSWER
fill
excited
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are fill and excited. Over + excited = overexcited Over + fill = overfill The other words created would be 'overnow' and 'overdesk' which are not real words!
  • Question 9

Which of the following words can you add after the word down to make a compound word? 

CORRECT ANSWER
grade
load
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are grade and load. If we add the word down to grade, we make the word downgrade which means to make something less important. The other word we can make is the word download. We can download information from the internet using a computer. The other options will not make real words - downpass and downday don't make any sense!
  • Question 10

What super word spotting!

This is the final challenge!

 

Which of the following words can you add after the word down to make a compound word?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
stairs
fall
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are stairs and fall, to create the words downstairs and downfall. Do you know what the word downfall means? It can mean a heavy fall of snow but also it can be used to talk about somebody who is no longer in an important position because of something going wrong.
You have done an excellent job with this activity, word detective - no downfall for you!
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